THE RANCH: We are located at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains near Reno, NV. Our introduction to Nigerian Dwarf Goats bloomed into a passion had by the entire family. We chose Nigerian Dwarfs because they produce delicious milk and stay small (around 21" tall) which makes it easy to keep them on small acreage. They are easily handled by children and they come in just about any color or combination of colors you can imagine! Nigerian Dwarfs have wonderful personalities and while they are the smallest dairy goat breed, they hold their own in milk production.
OUR GOATS: We are members of ADGA (American Dairy Goat Association) and AGS (American Goat Society) and all of our herd members are registerable through NDGA (Nigerian Dwarf Goat Association) as well. For more about us at Sierra Aspen Ranch please click on the About Us page. We take our goats to as many shows as possible each year and participate in ADGA Linear Appraisal.
ABOUT DISEASE: We test annually for CAE, CL and Johnes prior to breeding each year. Our whole herd tested NEGATIVE 10/11/13! Visitors are welcome any time by appointment. We encourage potential goat owners to visit prior to purchase if possible. We ask that you respect our concerns regarding biosecurity when visiting. We vaccinate annually for CD/T. Since we are in a mineral deficient zone, we supplement according to their needs.
OUR GOAL: Our goal is to raise and breed healthy show quality kids who excel in dairy character and milk production. Each year we will have several wethers and on occasion may have non-show quality does available to pet homes. Please see the Kidding Schedule for pricing and more information. We have invested in top quality Nigerian Dwarfs from herds all over the country and provide the best feed and care possible.
We are proud to announce our lovely 2 year old Skye has earned the Superior Genetics title from ADGA!!! SG Sierra Aspen Sky Pilot will be getting extra hugs and kisses (yes we DO hug and kiss our goats) tonight!!
As of our August milk test, Skye and Toffee appear to have qualified to earn their milk stars. Elphie freshened a couple months later than the rest of our girls so she has time to catch up.
8/1/14 - Our 2014 Linear Appraisal session is complete! We are very happy with all of our animals scores and as always learned a ton! Scores are posted on each goat's individual page which can be accessed either off the Herdbook or Kidding Schedule pages.
6/5/14 - The website has been updated including our 2015 Kidding Schedule, the doe pages and reference page. We have added a page for our junior herdsire Sierra Aspen BI Vincent Vega.
We want to shout out a big congratulations to Elizabeth Ahola in CO for her Skye X Gunner daughter Sierra Aspen SW Sonic Boom earning Jr Reserve Champion one weekend and the following weekend earning Jr Grand Champion at just under 3 months old!
5/27/14 - Our new addition Algedi Farm MH Andante is home and settled into the herd quite nicely. She is a gorgeous doe and we are very excited for her to freshen spring 2015!
2/17/14 - We have added an Information/Links page with resources like our herd management practices, our kidding kit as well as links to other sites we visit on a regular basis. It is still under development, but feel free to check it out.
8/23 - 8/24/14 Delta DGA 2 ring show plus youth events - Stockton
8/31/14 - SFDGA 1 ring show - Auburn
9/7/14 GCDGA 2 ring show - Placerville
** IF you know of other shows or events in Nevada or Northern California please email and it will be added to the list.
Site Updated 8/29/2014
The two who started it all! Sierra and our horse Aspen. The origin of our herd name Sierra Aspen Ranch (Picture digitally painted by Tana Penfold)